Malta Valletta 2018

Malta Valletta 2018 Monthly Activities
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Valletta 2018  - the capital city of Malta was declared European Capital of Culture by the European Union for the year 2018 back in October 2012. 

This includes, taking care of project together with a partner Dutch city, Leeuwarden.

The aim is to promote activity around the Maltese Islands and territory and collaboration between these two cities.

The Valletta 2018 Foundation is responsible for this project which will promote all the cultural programmes with a hope to boost the people of Malta and Europe closer together.

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La Valletta V-18 Activities
La Valletta V-18 Activities

January - Jannar

- Silent Scream
- u19 Malta - Create your World
- Transformer: International Creative Spaces and Cultural Mobility
- Valletta International Baroque Festival
- Valletta 2018 Opening
- Valletta 18 Main Exhibition
- Inspired in China - Fine Arts Exhibition by Maltese Artists
- Art Exhibition by Raymond Darmanin
- A Hero's Life - Ein Heldenleben

Find more details about the above activities by clicking on the "VALL18" link of every month.

A coral symphony with innovative lighting effects called Two Thousand and EighteenPerformance in front of St. John's Co-Cathedral during Valletta 2018 opening

February - Frar

- Carnival
- Modern Music Days
- The Snake Show
- The Other Europeans
- Carmen Fantasy
- Action Planet
- Rockquiem
- Icon Island - A live battle of pictures and sounds
- The Biggest Crochet Blanket for Charity
- Mokadelic Perform Gomorrah
- Anos Luz - Mqabba

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March - Marzu

- Poetry in Potato Bags
- Storie di Fede, Storie di Re
- Oca Dome Mandala
- Anos Luz - Ghajnsielem
- Mozart's Don Giovanni
- Dal-Bahar Madwarha
- Hush
- Russian Masters
- Unity in Music Diversity
- The Strange Travels of Senor Tenet
- European Ice on Japan

Find more details about the above activities by clicking on the "VALL18" link of every month.

April - April

- 2018 Acoridan Festival
- Circuits 2018 - A electronic music conference and concert
- A night with Bernstein
- The 46th ESTA International Conference (Malta)
- Altofest Malta
- The 12th Mechanised Ground Fireworks Festival
- Malta International Music Festival 2018

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- Mods Collective: Meet Cecil Satariano
- A Tale of Two Cities - First Exhibition: Broken Dreams
- Design & Technology Expo @ The Malta Robotics Olympiad
- Rock the South 2018
- Apocalypse Trio // Vincenzo Deluci
- The Power of Storytelling
- Science in the Citadel

Find more details about the above activities by clicking on the "VALL18" link of every month.

May - Mejju

- ManaTapu Album Launch Concert
- Lookout for Love
- Sonic Structure
- Valletta Green Festival
- Guitarra de Tierras Imaginarias
- Scheherazade
- Ex Libris
- The 200th Anniversary of the 2-year French Blockade of Malta
- Cantina
- Rulina
- Canta e Cammina - Sing and Walk
- Star of Strait Street
- Tchaikovsky's Fifth
- Amalgama
- Malta Fashion Week & Awards
- Earth Garden Festival 2018

Find more details about the above activities by clicking on the "VALL18" link of every month.

June - Gunju

- Island of Enchantment
- Exiled Homes
- Valletta Pageant of the Seas
- Valletta Film Festival
- Mozart at Midnight
- Map of the Mediterranean
- Berlioz Le Fantastique
- Cendrillon
- The Malta International Arts Festival
- "La Lupa" - Theatre
- Mediterranean Soul

Find more details about the above activities by clicking on the "VALL18" link of every month.

July - Lulju

- Pope Joan
- Burhan Öçal’s Bosphorus Quartet
- Malta Calls
- The Malta International Music Competition
- Down Memory Lane - Toi Toi

Find more details about the above activities by clicking on the "VALL18" link of every month.

August - Awissu

- Serata Għana u Lejla Rap
- Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival 2018
- Cabinet of Futures
- Il-Ħasla: a Ġewwa Barra project
- PAX - The Puzzle that is Peace
- Aħna Refuġjati

Find more details about the above activities by clicking on the "VALL18" link of every month.

September - Settembru

- Nightshade: Aubergine
- Curatorial School 2018
- Collective Imagination – Unfolding the Possibilities of Shared Unconsciousness
- Każin Barokk
- Giuseppe Verdi's Aida
- Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salty Sea
- BEWYLD
- Science in the City

Find more details about the above activities by clicking on the "VALL18" link of every month.

Big Dancers mounted on performers dancing and changing lights according to musicBig Dancers street performing during the Valletta 2018 Opening

October - Ottubru

- Rima: Final Exhibition
- Notte Bianca 2018
- Tosca
- KIRANA in Leeuwarden
- Orfeo & Majnun
- KIRANA in Sneek
- Valletta 2018 Annual Conference: Sharing the Legacy
- La Traviata
- Oħloq Kultura – Capital of Invented Cultures

Find more details about the above activities by clicking on the "VALL18" link of every month.

November - Novembru

- European Meeting of Friends of the Crib in Malta
- Bodies in Urban Spaces
- ŻiguŻajg 2018 – International Arts Festival for Children and Young People
- The Box
- KantaKantun

Find more details about the above activities by clicking on the "VALL18" link of every month.

December - Dicembru

- Valletta 2018 Closing Spectacle

Find more details about the above activities by clicking on the "VALL18" link of every month.

Encouraging them to take part in the multitude of activities throughout the forthcoming year 2018. It also aimed to continuously encourage lifelong social, economic and cultural development of Malta.

This Cultural Programme is made up of four themes:  Generations, Routes, Cities and Islands.

The European Capital of Culture is responsible for organising the events and cultural activities for a duration of one year.  It is a great scope for the city to implement cultural, social and economic benefits. Through this it gives the local city further popularity and boost its image on the international scale.

Through this 40 cities have been nominated so far since 1985. An international panel of people with a great knowledge of cultural expertese are in charge of these proposals of cities.

The Valletta 2018 will coordinate with the Dutch city of Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland. This is an opportunity to create the best possible level of exchange with successful completion of all activities. This is done in order for the two cities to work hand in hand to create and exchange cultural practices and experiences. By having all this Malta can grow as a cultural and artistic place in the centre of the Mediterranean.

In fact a number of locations within Valletta not presently used are being refurbished to be used for festivals and will be joined together and developed internationally throughout the year.

Certain festivals are new to the Valletta 2018 programme.  The following are to the established and renovated by the new name given for Malta’s new museum.  The national museum of art, the Valletta Design Cluster, the indoor market on Merchants Street, and the regeneration of Strait Street. MUŻA will relocate to the Auberge d’Italie, a historic building dating back to the late sixteenth century and used as the seat and residence of the Italian knights of the Order of St John.

During the activities for the Malta Arts Festival, which will be for three weeks long, the Old Opera House and Freedom Square will be arranged into an artistic activity. This will attract many people who love music, art, dance, theatre and literature.

The planning of this festival will be for all to meet and speak with the artists.  This is an opportunity for the general public to have a one “artistic experience”. The way it is being created for people to walk around a sculptured garden in Freedom square, 30 artistic works will be on display. Short plays, literary readings and mini-concerts will be held. Modelling sessions in clay will be held every weekend. The magic-Tree will be in display for the children. They have to climb 4 metres high and catch a butterfly. The Old Opera house will also be transformed to its originality in the first half of the last century.

The European Capital is a programme for Malta to flourish and people will be more aware of these activities happening in our capital city Valletta. So many activities will be ongoing including is-Suq (the market) selling not only fruit and vegetables but will serve as a hub of activity. Strait street will also serve a place of activity.  So many activities will be organised like exhibitions, theatre productions, seminars, symposia, talks, street theatre, jamming sessions, outdoor concerts, fashion shows, networking meetings with artists and poetry and literature evenings.

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